Saudi Telecom's CEO resigns; BYOD shifts from security to strategy

Wireline news from across the web:

@FierceTelecom RT @btletstalk: Software-defined networking is a 'limiting vision' says Cisco CTO. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Suddenlink Communications reported that vandals who cut fiber connections caused four different outages last week. Article

> Khaled al-Ghoneim, Saudi Telecom Co's CEO, has resigned after less than a year in the position. Article

Cable News

> Kantar Media said that Comcast spent $1.71 billion marketing Xfinity TV and other products in 2012, up from the 10 percent it spent in 2011. Article

> The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has launched a new website and some of the workspaces at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. in anticipation of The Cable Show in June. Article

IPTV News

> BT is replacing Microsoft Mediaroom software with Comcast's thePlatform mpx video publishing system for its BT Vision IPTV service. Article  

> Australian video provider Foxtel is adding a TV Everywhere-like service to its IPTV lineup called Foxtel Play. Article

Online Video News

> Socialbreakers said in a recent study that Facebook videos have a 40 percent higher engagement level than YouTube links. Article

And finally … The BYOD focus is shifting from security to strategy. Article

Suggested Articles

U.K. broadband provider CityFibre is targeting 14 more cities for its all-fiber gigabit service.

While Cisco has embraced the concept of disaggregation, service providers need to carefully consider how they will implement it.

President Donald Trump raised the possibility that he may look into the Pentagon's $10 billion JEDI cloud contract for either AWS or Microsoft.